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“Who would have thought it...”

Titan Missile Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sahuarita
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The guided tour shows visitors how ready the U.S. was for war with the Soviets.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Never in a million light years did I think I would one day find myself in a missile silo! However, as this is the only one in the world to see (complete with inactive missile), we were in the vacinity and husband was champing at the bit to go, I found myself in hard hat, deep underground, watching a fellow visitor pretend to launch the missile. This is actually a very engaging tour, starting with a short film, and our guide was a gentleman who had actually 'worked' in the silo back in the day, when it was operated in 24hr shifts. If you are in the area you really should take the time to visit.

Thank Countryadventurer
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was a very interesting museum that we visited, right off of the interstate. The building itself from the outside doesn't look like much, but the tour goes down into the missile silo. The tour is well worth it, its about a half hr to 45 minutes with a video and the tour underground. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and if you are interested in history or space or anything of the sort you would be very interested. Besides the tour there is not much else to see there, but its well worth the price of admission.

Thank USFBowler
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

you are one who appreciates or has an interest in science, space, and/or Cold War history. I’m a big fan of all three, and would personally rate this an awesome 5 Star experience.

I’m giving it 4 Stars though, more as a warning for others. There is no 3D Imax auditorium here, no high-tech interactive attractions, and no celebrity narrators. It’s a bare-bones experience consisting of a 20 minute video featuring people still employed at the museum, a 40+ minute jaunt into the actual command center and silo viewing area, as much time as one would like to spend on the grounds, and then a walk-through of a small souvenir shop. I suspect most kids and teens, and a good cross-section of adults, will get bored early on.

If you are prone to find any of the subject matter interesting, however, you should love this. The video is very informative, well done and sets the stage for the tour of the quarters and grounds. The tour of the command center and viewing of the silo (with missile still residing) is fascinating. Once back to the surface being able to look at the missile engines and look down on the open silo from the top is really cool. Seems like the majority of the staff is volunteers, and all were very friendly and helpful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and stayed after quite a while answering additional questions.

Another nice thing about this tour is it can be completed in roughly 90 minutes so you’ll have a good chunk of your day still available to do other things.

Wear some comfortable shoes as you’ll be climbing down a fair number of stairs and walking on gravely dessert ground.

Thank ScaTR
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

a remarkable leftover of the cold war turned into a museum. The guides we had were veterans who had been on duty in one of the Titan sites. Very interesting and informative tour!
The entrance building / gift shop hosts some information panels giving a brief summary of the cold war and the missile development till decomissioning. In addition you watch an introductory video before actually touring the command center and the silo with a Titan in it. In the command room you experience a realistic launch sequence (don't expect any booms or other effects, this is not Hollywood). Walking through a tunnel into the silo you learn more about the Titans dangerous and sensitive handling. After the tour you can spend time on the outside, looking into the Silo from above. That's about it for the standard tour, but there more in depth tours offered, too.
If there is more than one in your party, make sure to get a '2for1'- coupon booklet before you go (Visitor Center, Campground). It is 16$ and pays for itself with the first attraction you visit.

Thank abceschweitzer
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Wonderful place to visit. The only place left like it. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Children and adults will enjoy seeing
something from the past that was so important. Easy to find and
easy to get in.

Thank tinker4461
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